Honor Play 8 Launched With Helio A22 SoC, 13MP Camera – All You Need To Know

Honor (Huawei sub-brand) has launched a new Play 8-series smartphone in China. The Honor Play 8 comes with a MediaTek Helio A22 SoC and 13MP rear camera. Additional highlights include a waterdrop-shaped notch, HD+ display, and a 3,020mAh battery. Read more to find about Honor Play 8 Price in India, Specifications, and Features

Honor Play 8

Price and Availability

Price CNY 599 (approx Rs 6,000)

The Honor Play 8 is priced in China at CNY 599 (approx Rs 6,000). It is now available via the company’s Vmall store and other major e-retailers. As of now, there is no information about the Indian price or launch date.

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Processor quad-core MediaTek Helio A22, IMG GE8300 GPU
Internal Storage 32GB (expandable up to 512GB)
Display 5.71-inch, IPS, HD+ (720 x 1520 pixels), 294ppi
OS Android 9.0 Pie, EMUI 9.0
Primary (Rear) Camera 13MP with flash
Front Camera 5MP
Battery 3020mAh
Dual SIM Yes

The new handset is backed by a 3,020mAh battery. It is powered by a quad-core MediaTek Helio A22 processor along with IMG GE8300 GPU and 2GB RAM. The 32GB internal storage can be further expanded via a microSD card slot (up to 512GB).

In terms of optics, the Honor Play 8 sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with f/1.8 aperture and an LED flash. For selfies and video calling, it sports a 5-megapixel front camera with an f/2.2 aperture.

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  • Helio A22 SoC
  • HD+ display
  • Android 9 Pie OS
  • EMUI 9.0
  • 4G VoLTE
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • GPS
  • Micro-USB port
  • Dual-SIM
  • Two color options

The Honor Play 8 runs Android 9 Pie operating system with EMUI 9.0 on top. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, and a Micro-USB port.

The dual-SIM smartphone sports a 5.71-inch IPS display with HD+ (720 x 1520 pixels) resolution and a pixel density of 294ppi. It comes in two color options – Aurora Blue and Midnight Black.

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The new smartphone joins the Play 8A and Play 8C smartphones. The Honor Play 8A is priced in China at 799 Yuan (approx Rs 8,100) for the 32GB storage variant. The 64GB internal storage model comes with a price tag of 999 Yuan (approx Rs10,100).

The new smartphone is powered by a MediaTek Helio P35 processor and 3GB RAM. The 32GB/ 64GB internal storage can be further expanded via a microSD card slot (up to 256GB). It is backed by a 3020mAh battery with support for 10W fast charging.

In terms of optics, the Honor Play 8A sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with f/1.8 aperture, PDAF (phase detection autofocus), and LED flash. For selfies and video calling, the handset sports an 8-megapixel front camera with f/2.0 aperture.

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